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Essay on Computer Scientist's Work
Essay on Computer Scientist's Work
Criteria Ratings Pts
Description of Technical Contributions
The essay clearly describes the technical contributions of the subject. This discussion usually will include (a) the problem addressed, (b) the challenge of the problem, and (c) the solution to the problem. The author clearly understands what he/she is writing about. The description is correct.
threshold: pts
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30.0 pts
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Importance of Contributions
The essay clearly describes why the contributions of the subject are important. This discussion usually will include (a) discussion of the context for the contribution, e.g., why the problem was not solved before and (b) the lasting impact of the contribution. The author clearly understands what he/she is talking about. The discussion is correct.
threshold: pts
pts
30.0 pts
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Writing quality
The essay is organized into paragraphs that have clear topics. It is easy to understand what the author is saying. There are few grammatical errors. The essay avoids excessive hyperbole. The essay is the proper length given the guidelines of the assignment and the essay's content.
threshold: pts
pts
20.0 pts
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Proper citations
Does the essay have at least the minimum number of sources? Does it not rely too heavily on any one source. Are sources properly cited using a standard citation format (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc). Are sources cited in the text? Does the essay use direct quotes only when the exact phrasing is important to the discussion?
threshold: pts
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10.0 pts
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Miscellaneous
Any other issues with the essay that are not specifically covered by the rubric above can be considered here. For example, were the other guidelines for the assignment followed?
threshold: pts
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10.0 pts
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Total Points: 100.0 out of 100.0